Bariatrics Blog

At Home Exercise

By Josh Woodruff | January 19, 2022

As many of us discover during the first weeks of any new year, establishing an exercise routine can be challenging. Starting and maintaining any new habit, including exercise, is difficult. During the winter especially, the weather is often a barrier to achieving exercise goals. Joined a gym? Slick roads may prevent you from getting there.…

Handling The Holidays

By Josh Woodruff | November 29, 2021

Holiday meals after bariatric surgery present themselves with a unique set of challenges. Do I still strive for my protein and fluid goals? Should I avoid alcohol? Can I have my favorite foods? Trying to navigate nutrition during the holiday season can be confusing. Here are a few tips to get you through. Protein and…

Priority: Protein

By Josh Woodruff | October 26, 2021

From a weight loss surgery patient’s first visit in our office through every pre and post op visit, one of the main topics of discussion is protein. Are you getting adequate protein? What types of protein are you consuming? Are you spreading out protein consumption throughout the day? These are all important questions for us…

Emotional Health

By Josh Woodruff | September 28, 2021

Emotions play a significant role in weight management. Most people think of the psychological contributor – emotional eating – when it comes emotions and weight. There are also hormones involved in emotions, especially stress, that promote weight gain in physiological ways. Cortisol is one of two primary hormones released during times of stress. When we…

The Importance of Food Logging

By Josh Woodruff | August 25, 2021

Most people have a love/hate relationship with food logging. Some view it as cumbersome, time consuming, and simply difficult to remember to do. Others find it quite helpful, allowing them to stay on track and achieve their goals. I am also aware, however, that many patients find being consistent with food logging a challenge for…

Bariatric Friendly Summer Treats

By Josh Woodruff | July 22, 2021

Hot summertime temperatures often lead us to crave cool summertime treats. After bariatric surgery, however, indulgences become very few and far between. The high sugar and/or high fat content of many treats can cause dumping syndrome for gastric bypass patients. Often these foods also fail to provide the nutrients that patients need to prioritize after…

Weight Loss Surgery

My Weight Was Weighing Me Down

By Madison Loethen | May 19, 2021

By Erin Wegner Meagan started struggling with her weight in college. After getting married and having three kids, she couldn’t keep her weight in a healthy range. She tried weight loss and exercise programs but was never able to keep the weight off because the programs didn’t set her up for long-term weight loss success.…

One-Pot Meals

One-Pot Meals

By Ben Cornelius | March 3, 2021

Slow and instant pressure cookers can help you make a hearty meal even with a busy schedule.